Mark G. Fehlig
P.E., CPBE, Senior Systems Engineer
Jampro AlanDick Antennas
Fehlig is a veteran communications engineer who has racked up decades of experience at national and global brands such as Scientific Atlanta, Harris Corporation, Wavestream, Osborn Engineering and Georgia Public Broadcasting. A seasoned professional engineer, Mark brings to the table both technical and project management experience that will be instrumental in adding value for the active FCC DTV 600 MHz auction and channel repack opportunities for our customers.
Fehlig holds numerous professional memberships and certifications. They include the SBE’s CPBE as well as national board member for SBE, a Life Senior IEEE BTS member, AFCCE Full Board Member, ARRL-VEC and a Registered Professional Engineer with NCEES Council Record.
Mark has made presentations to many broadcasting organizations including the IEEE Broadcast Syposium and SBE Chapters nationwide. An FCC licensed Lifetime General and Amateur Extra, Fehlig earned his BSEE from The Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR) and an MBA from Quincy University (IL).
Jampro AlanDick Antennas has been in the Broadcast Radio and Television Antenna business since the 1950s. Now a worldwide manufacturer with many DVBT and T2 SFNs worldwide they are uniquely experienced for the US FCC Broadcast\ channel changes and ATSC3 future requirements.
Events featuring Mark G. Fehlig
Thursday, Oct 26
10:45AM - 11:30AM
The now concluded FCC DTV Channel auction and subsequent repack channel assignments put into play a multi-year plan/project to rechannel approximately 1000 full power DTV stations. More opportunities are added for channel sharing and LPTV/translator operations into the future. This channel changing may require multiple antenna and tower modifications such as broadband full channel slot antennas to minimize tower loading.
Additional intrigue is added by a closely scheduled adoption of a channel incompatible transmission update called ATSC3, a successor to the 20 year old ATSC1 now on the FCC broadcast DTV airwaves. The FCC intends to allow ATSC3 transmission on a voluntary basis and the chase is on to make this a commercial success. ATSC3 is the newest of digital video and data payload transmission systems and incorporates upgrades to adaptable OFDM modulation, SFN (single frequency network) coverage advantages, IP transport, 4K HEVC Video, AC4 Immersive audio and more.
The international terrestrial broadcast community has long used OFDM from the earliest of the EBUs DVBT and now T2 standards. Such an OFDM based standard is best positioned for SFN operations and is quite similar to the new ATSC3 standard. Similarities to international SFN networks and the additional crest factor transmitter headroom to run with ASTC3 is basic to DVBT2 requirements and so compared.